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What Patients Taught Me, published in 2004, is a medical student's story of becoming a doctor in the rural Pacific Northwest.


People Magazine raved: "This is one physician who appreciates the emotional complexity of her work, and isn't afraid to admit that healing is above all a human act. (Young is) a fine storyteller." Read the full review


Journal of the American Medical Association: "Young is a gifted writer, and her prose is mesmerizing ... the chapters are long and meandering, rich in style and substance."


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Q & A with the author on What Patients Taught Me.


NPR interviews with the author on What Patients Taught Me, with Eric Liu and John Moe.


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